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VMAP understands that the standards and methods need to be supported continually and hence the project will establish an open and vendor-neutral “Material Data Exchange Interface Standard“ community that will provide best-practice guidelines for the community and will ensure that standardisation efforts continue into the future.

This community will be open to any interested software vendor, research group, and industrial end-user. However, initially the members of the VMAP project will form the initial “VMAP Standardisation Board” and define the rules for further memberships, communication, etc. The group will be completely transparent to its members and the public.

The operation of the group must be non-profit and all essential results should be made public. Members should try to participate at workshops/conferences to help spread the VMAP technology.

The VMAP Standard documents are available on request. Please complete the form below if you wish to download pdf versions of the documentation.

The VMAP Community is willing to work with and help those who wish to implement the VMAP Standards in their software or process. Please complete the form below if you wish to integrate VMAP with your software or in your simulation process.

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Public Meetings

27 April 2022
VMAP Standards Community Webinar

This webinar aims to inform the sector of the progress achieved over the last 12 months.

  • VMAP SC: Legal association timeline and organisation
  • VMAP Standard: Technical Overview and Updates
  • VMAP Standard: Technical Working Groups
  • Associated Projects

Organised by NAFEMS


29 October 2020
VMAP Community meeting (web)

The October2020 VMAP Standards community meeting was held on Thursday, 29 October 2020 at 16:30 CET. This meeting presented:

  • A summary of final VMAP project review
  • A summary of the VMAP Conference
  • he progress of establishing the open VMAP SC as an independent association
  • The VMAP SC membership process
  • Proposal to create a VMAP forum.
    Please find the Oct 2020 meeting summary here.


13 May 2020
VMAP Community meeting (web)

The May2020 VMAP Standards community meeting was held on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 17:00 CET. This meeting presented:


29 January 2020
VMAP Community meeting (web)

The Jan2020 VMAP Standards community meeting was held be on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 18:00 CET. This was a short meeting held immediately after the VMAP webinar arranged by NAFEMS.
Please find the Jan2020 meeting summary here.


23 October 2019
VMAP Community face-to-face meeting (Frankfurt, Germany)
Presenting VMAP Standards release 0.3
The VMAP Community face-to-face meeting took place at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel. The meeting was successful with much discussion on the software aspects and user requirements for implementing the VMAP standards.
Please find the October2019 meeting summary here.


23 May 2019
VMAP Community 3rd meeting (web)
VMAP Community 3rd meeting was held on 23 May 2019 at 16:30 CET. Project progress was presented.
Please find the May2019 meeting summary here.


31 January 2019
VMAP Community 2nd meeting (web)
VMAP Community 2nd meeting was held on 31 January 2019 at 16:30 CET. Project progress was presented and Community issues were discussed.
Please find the January2019 meeting summary here.


20 September 2018
VMAP Community Kick-off meeting (web)
VMAP Community Kick-off meeting was held via Webex at on 20 September 2018. A total of 33 people attended from 27 entities (70% external to the project).

Presentations included: he overall project concepts, the current project status, ideas for the creation and maintenance of the VMAP Community.
Please find the September2018 meeting summary here.

Simulation Process Questionnaire

The VMAP project has devised a simple Simulation Process Questionnaire in an effort to gain more insights into the simulation processes and data transfer issues that exist outside the project. The more simulation process information gained the better the standards and methods will be.

For this reason, many of our potential community members are supplying VMAP with data related to their simulation processes for use within the project. If you wish to help and provide information then please download this questionnaire, complete it as fully as possible and email it to us. We thank you in anticipation of your collaboration.

VMAP Implementation Request Form

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